Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located in Machinery Branch, Engineering Division, Industrial Department of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD.


This position is career growth position and tasks are intended to promote professional development.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:
At the GS-5 level -
* Preparing drawings, bills of material, specifications and test memoranda for the procurement, arrangement, installation, testing, modification, maintenance and repair of such shipboard mechanical equipment and systems as pumps, air compressors, boilers, tanks, main propulsion machinery, heat exchangers, evaporators, distillers, waste heat, sanitation, lube oil, fuel, oil, hydraulic systems, circulation, heating and cooling, fresh water and fire fighting systems.
* Developing Simplified Acquisition Procurement process packages for systems and equipment; developing Independent Government Estimates and Procurement Requests.
* Participating in working groups as an effective team member.
At the GS-7 level -
* All of the above and completing simple engineering calculations such as weight and moment, cross sectional analysis, head load/transfer, and pipe flow and pressure calculations.
* Verifying system configuration and condition on board ship.
* Preparing red-line drawings and drafts work instructions to accomplish needed maintenance.
* Estimating costs for assigned tasks, staying within scope of assignment and proposes changes when appropriate or required.
* Identifying or reviewing requirements and developing budgets that will support those requirements.
* Preparing procurement requests, market research, statements of work, justifications for other than full and open competition, military interdepartmental procurement requests, interagency agreements, estimates and other technical documentation related to procurement actions.
At the GS-9 level -
*  Drafting Maintenance Procurement Cards or Time Compliance Technical Orders.
* Acting as leader for small projects such as a work item in an availability project.
* Recommending sources of supply including the Coast Guard, Other Government Agencies and commercial sources.  Participating in source selection.  Supporting contract administration by preparing change orders, reviewing deliverables, maintaining contract files, processing invoices and other tasks that may be assigned.